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Physical Newspapers Still in Demand

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 3/23/2011 The public does not support newspapers as it once did.  Over the last decade, most surveys report a change in the public's preferences of media from traditional media, such as newspapers and radio, to new media such as Internet news articles and social media.  In 2008, The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, a non-partisan group that researches public policy,
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Maki Reveals Legislature’s Issues with Budget Crisis

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011  More recalibration updates were presented to students and faculty by Bill Maki, Vice President for Finance and Administration, on March 17. Maki discussed BSU’s current budget status, as well as the effects state legislature has on the University deficit. As of now, Minnesota’s projected budget is currently a billion dollars less than the expected $6 billion. “It had been a $5 billion deficit
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University May Cut Free Student Transit

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011  Bemidji State University may cut ties with Paul Bunyan Transit in the coming months in order to save money. “Right now, we pay about $38,000 per year for this service,” said Bill Maki, Vice President of Finance and Administration, “and the total number of students using it is not high relative to that cost.” Two months ago, President Hanson released his Recalibration plan
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Maki Reveals Legislature’s Issues with Budget Crisis

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011 More recalibration updates were presented to students and faculty by Bill Maki, Vice President for Finance and Administration, on March 17. Maki discussed BSU’s current budget status, as well as the effects state legislature has on the University deficit. As of now, Minnesota’s projected budget is currently a billion dollars less than the expected $6 billion. “It had been a $5 billion deficit
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Sanford Center and Bemidji Off to a Good Start

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011  Since the opening of the Sanford Center in October, it has impacted many local businesses during event days. “I believe that there has been a significant, positive impact on the Bemidji community,” said Bob LeBarron, the executive director of the Sanford Center. The Sanford Center has hosted many events since its opening, such as BSU men’s and women’s hockey games, Larry the Cable
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Two a.m. Is a Tricky Time

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 02/02/2011 In 2003, the State of Minnesota passed an ordinance to change bar closing time from one a.m. to two a.m. Every bar within Minnesota was automatically allowed to close at two o’clock, unless a city chose to pass a different ordinance keeping the time earlier. The city of Bemidji did pass that ordinance, even though Beltrami County changed all bar closing times to